Unleashed: The Story of Tool

Unleashed: The Story of Tool

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The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories. Now available in paperback. The quartet of master musicians - Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones - emerged from the club scene in Los Angeles in 1990 alongside their friends Rage Against the Machine, grabbing the concept of heavy music and then completely redefining it. With a sixties-style commitment to art and agit-prop, they have now attained a level of artistic complexity and depth which makes their enduring success a miracle in today's culture of bland, corporate entertainment.They have received three Grammy awards and their rise to glory has been one of the stranger rock tales of our time. Joel McIver leaves no detail omitted as he delves into the mystery behind Tool's music.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 131.06 x 201.17 x 19.81mm | 308.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 16 photo plates
  • 1780381514
  • 9781780381510
  • 10,831

About Joel Mciver

Joel McIver is a British author and journalist. He wrote the bestselling Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, (also published by Omnibus Press) a hard-hitting analysis which has now sold 30,000 copies in seven languages. McIver's other works include biographies of Slayer, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Ice Cube, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the Sex Pistols. His writing also appears in many magazines, including Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Rhythm and Record Collector.
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